Mrs. Flinger: Based on a True Story

Why I am not inviting you over for dinner this week 30/Sep/2008

#Life#Rants and Raves

I’m a little obsessed. And by a little obsessed I mean tuned in to The News 24/7 palpitating with each dramatic climb or drop of the market, watching twitter for latest information, basically becoming a human news ticker. “Market down! Market up! Bill didn’t pass! Bill being updated!” and on and on. It’s annoying my own self.

I’m having a hard time focusing on anything other than the Economy. On anything aside from “THE MARKET”. From anything aside from “THE GREAT GLOBAL MELTDOWN OF TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT IN WHICH THE FLINGERS LOOSE THEIR HOUSE AND FORTUNE.” Because, if I’m honest, we are those people. We believed the nice Countrywide lady. We took a mortgage out with interest only on a 297K condo because the... Read more

Brutally Honest Monday is back and just in time for the bailout 29/Sep/2008

#Life#Brutally Honest Mondays

So if you were on the House of representatives, or if you were a person who cares about the Country or if you were a home-owner or a parent or a tax payer:

How would you vote for the bailout?

Consider it your first Brutally Honest Monday poll of version two point oh.

*This is totally just information and out of curiosity only. That is all. After chatting with Mr. Flinger about how far away from the people in their party most representatives have fallen, I’m curious if that is indeed fact. It’s your chance to vote in the comments below. Thank you for participating!

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Today I found a lump 28/Sep/2008

#Life#Leisure Olympics#Hypochondria

About a month ago I found a little mass on my right leg right next to my girlie bits. I thought maybe it was an ingrown hair. It was small. Harmless. And right Down There where I’m never going to see it, and let’s face it, probably nobody else would, either.

A few weeks ago it had grown and I thought maybe it was a boil? Or a zit? Or something very very unattractive down there between my right leg and my girlie bits.

Today I realized it’s grown in to a large, hard mass. A large mass right there on my leg by my girlie bits.

You know me, right? The hypochondriac dramatic freak who was pretty sure she was giving birth to a three headed baby because she ate (GASP) SOFT CHEESE. She, who also was completely convinced the baby would be born blind... Read more

My Boobies are AMAZING 25/Sep/2008

Please welcome a post by the lovely Michelle of Mamaspod (Where we do podcasted reviews of places and life in Seattle. She’s UBER fun.)

Several weeks ago, we went to an outdoor performance at a local park. My son enjoyed the juggling and we both took in some serious Vitamin D on this sunny, sunny day in the Northwest. It was beautiful. Crowded, but still great fun. We ran into a friend and her almost 3-year-old daughter. Her daughter had recently broken her leg after an accident on the playground.  So that day she was riding in style around the park- wagon all decked out to accommodate her cast- she seemed to be adapting well even though it only happened a few short days before.  So of course seeing his... Read more

Lessons from the YMCA locker room 24/Sep/2008

#Fitness#Weght Loss and Body Image

We recently joined the YMCA (que: YYYYY EMMM CEEE AAAIIII ) and I’ve been going at least three times a week. The children do fine, I get an hour to myself and work off some angst and stress. It’s the best investment we’ve made truly for our own good in a long long time.

There are a lot of families at the Y. There are moms. Kids. Teens.

There are also a lot of old women.

Old. Flabby. Women.

Who don’t use towels.

Probably because they don’t fit.

I remember walking around hiding my body back in my teens and twenties. Those same girls still walk around the locker room hiding behind a towel and scurrying to the dressing area like rats in the sun. They’re also so tiny you would hardly know they were there... Read more

We’re open again: New! Improved! More tired than ever! 20/Sep/2008


The best part about blogging is how it brings together people you might not get to meet otherwise. It’s amazing how like-minded so many of us are, and yet, here we are all so very unique and offering new perspectives daily.

A while back I met a gal from Teh Internetz. She was someone that always made me laugh and we had a billion things in common. Like: WINE! TODDLERS! VERY ACTIVE AND INTELLEGENT OLDER DAUGHTERS! A LOVE FOR CAPS! AND EXCLAMATION POINTS!

I also found out she was a web programmer (for that pesky .NET language, though) and went to Western Washington as an undergraduate. She graduated in 1997. She was probably in one of my classes. She lived in Bellingham not far from where I did for five years.

So I went to meet her in person convinced I... Read more

Leisure Olympics 2008 06/Sep/2008

#Leisure Olympics

It’s been a long time dream of Mr. Flinger’s to hold a “Leisure Olympics”. Today that dream comes true.

A Few Good Friends of ours will be competing in what will become a national, nay, a world-wide phenomenon. That’s right. Hold on to yer britches (that’s with an ‘R’, people) because today marks the first annual LEISURE OLYMPICS 2008!

:: the crowd goes wild :: much clapping :: much cheering :: possibly some fireworks except only the lame little legal kinds so like a sparkler or two lights up ::

:: Athletes come marching in wearing matching colors in teams. Children are seen running amok in the background. It’s the most anticipated event of our lives. .. ok.. or maybe like... Read more